Wallabies coach Robbie Deans knocked back the chance to give his critics a spray right after his side’s gallant 20-14 win in excess of England at Twickenham.
Deans was beneath enormous pressure entering the contest in front 81,361 fans on Saturday immediately after France thumped Australia 33-6 the earlier weekend in Paris.
It prompted numerous critics to fire off at Deans, like Wallabies’ legend David Campese who stated Deans should be sacked for destroying Australian rugby.
Deans was cheekily asked at the publish-match press conference if Campese had been in touch.
The coach stayed silent before he was then asked about the significance of the victory given the stress he and his guys were beneath right after the France game.
But Deans turned the emphasis off himself and onto the gamers.
“Any end result at Twickenham is substantial, it does not come very easily here,” Deans explained.
“We’re very pleased for the lads and the way they played.
“They performed, not me, as I have explained just before.
“It was clearly a a lot greater effort than last week and it had to be. A large part of the adjustment was probably psychological to be fair.”
“Paris is a bit alluring like that and in Check footy you’ve received to turn up or you get put away.”
Australia repelled raid following raid in a tryless 2nd half with all their factors in the second term coming from the boot of fullback Berrick Barnes, who kicked 3 penalty targets.
Barnes kicked 4 penalties for the evening and a first-half field goal for a personalized tally of 15 factors.
Of wonderful relief to the Wallabies was the fact they broke a two-Test scoring drought when Nick Cummins crashed over in the 35th minute.
The big Western Force winger finished off a close to 55-metre hard work right after halfback Nick Phipps ghosted by means of some feeble England left edge defence.
Australia only led for a few minutes before giant Samoan-born centre Manusamoa Tuilagi scored out wide to make it 14-11 at the halftime break.
The Wallabies’ significantly-maligned scrum enjoyed a points victory over England with prop Ben Alexander exceptional on his return from injury.
Alexander hopelessly out-performed England loose head Joe Marler who was warned by French referee Romain Poite a couple of instances for poor binds.
Man of the match, Australia’s No.7 Michael Hooper, who was a continual menace at the breakdown, explained the Wallabies’ scrum was enormous.
“That was this kind of a self-confidence booster for our tight five, our scrum was very excellent tonight,” he explained.
From the outset the Wallabies had been brutal at the breakdown with hitmen Sitaleki Timani and Wycliff Palu throwing their excess weight about.
Ben Tapuai was yet another standout, having a excellent game in his very first Test as a No.twelve and his fifth cap for Australia total.
Hooper admits the Wallabies had been in want of a elevate.
“It puts us back in a excellent frame of mind for the rest of the tour. To come out with a performance like that shows the character of this team,” he explained.
England coach Stuart Lancaster praised Australia’s overall performance but stated it was a hard loss to cop following his side squandered many opportunities in the second half.
“For us, we are definitely devastated we lost that game,” he explained.
“I considered Australia performed very a wise game and place us beneath some pressure with some chips over the best … They went difficult at the breakdown to cease out fast ball.”
Australia prevented England from producing it 3 straight Cook Cup wins.